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#1 Not one. They were killed by people using guns. How many people have been killed by baseball bats? Knives? You get the idea. Deamonize the guns, not the people doing the killing.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2013-02-08 07:27||
#2 Unarmed people killed at Treblinka: Operation Reinhard, operated between July 23, 1942 and October 19, 1943. During this time, between 780,863 and 870,000 men, women and children were murdered.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-08 07:41||
#3 How many have been killed by DUI?
Supposedly they're registered and insured. Of course, there are those who don't follow the law or who have lost 'legal' authority to operate the device, but doesn't seem to stop them. Time to grab all those motor vehicles - if it just saves one child....
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-08 08:45||
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-08 08:54||
#5 A person steals guns, (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW),
shoots and kills his own mother (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW),
transports these guns loaded (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW),
brings guns onto school property (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW),
breaks into the school (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW),
discharges the weapons within city limits (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW),
murders 26 people (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW),
and commits suicide (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW).
And there are people in this country that somehow think passing ANOTHER LAW Banning guns would protect us from someone like this. If you haven't noticed, people like this are not concerned about breaking laws - they only care about fulfilling their own twisted agenda.
The only people that a gun ban law would impact are the LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, which will only serve to cripple the ability to protect ourselves.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-08 09:23||
#6 My mother-in-law is a survivor of the German concentration camps of WWII. She does not like firearms. I try to explain to her our Second Amendment and how it prevents the rise of a tyrannical government such as in occurred Nazi Germany through gun confiscation. I'm afraid all this falls on deaf ears. But she must be making some headway because the last couple of elections, she voted Pub--previously, she had always voted Donk. Most of her other relatives and friends voted Donk. I guess she has an acquired penchant for recognizing scoundrels or she sees familiar patterns from her past developing.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-08 09:35||
#7 The only people that a gun ban law would impact are the LAW ABIDING SUBJECTS CITIZENS, which will only serve to cripple the ability to protect ourselves.
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-08 10:14||
#8 The one way gun ban laws can actually affect things like Newtown - in the long run - is by reducing the number of guns available for psychos and criminals to steal and trade. If Newtown killer's mother had not been allowed to possess guns of any kind, and had been law-abiding, her son would have had to steal them from a criminal instead, which is harder and more dangerous. I'm not saying I approve of gun bans, just pointing out that there actually IS a logic behind them.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-08 10:31||
#9 Yes, guns are banned in prisons, the ultimate police state. Somehow they get around to killing each other anyway. And mind you, the thugs not the armed uniform personnel do have enough control of the prison yard and hallways to influence the behavior of other inmates.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-08 11:37||
#10 In the liberal media "Sleeping giants" get a pass.
Besoeker, do you mean this "sleeping giant? You [critics] disrespect the office of the POTUS/Presidency and Commander in Chief. You call him Kenyan, mongroid, halfrican, muslim, and FBHO when in essence you are to address him as simply, President.... You call his wife a Wookie. Off the record, I love your new bangs, Mrs. Obama...
Mr. Vice President, do your due diligence when formulating a concise and permanent national AWB plan. Future generations of Americans depend on your plan and advisement to the president. I've always been a fan of yours and consider you one of the few genuine and charismatic politicians...
Hillary Clinton. You'll make one hell of a president in 2016. Much like your husband, Bill, you will be one of the greatest... Look after Bill. He was always my favorite President...
Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite's lead. I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings.
Posted by tipper 2013-02-08 12:49||
#11 How many shootings were justified? How many stopped a crime in progress? How many were in self-defence?
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-08 14:19||
#12 An FBI crime stat pointed out that in 2011, 80% of victims of gun violence had a prior criminal record. 323 people were killed by long rifle last yr, of which, approximately 40 were killed by an "assault rifle". I am not sure how many of these "victiims" had prior records. All proposed new Gun laws are a sham, most of the ones handed down since the 50s are also a sham -- and I'm fairly certain our Founders would be pissed at what absolute pussies we've become in not fighting harder to maintain our God given rights. Essential liberty vs a little security...
Posted by Broadhead6 2013-02-08 15:29||
#13 "Essential liberty vs adamned little security..."
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-08 15:36||
#14 Exactly Barbara. Gun Control is not about guns, it's about control. I've had enough from either side about what "gun owners" are going to do in the wake of Newtown. As if by owning a gun we have some sort of guilt by association w/that Lanza psycho. Never let the statists frame the argument.
Posted by Broadhead6 2013-02-08 15:44||
#15 Somebody does something illegal with a gun and people die, so the gummint wants to take guns away from law-abiding citizens.
So I guess that the next time somebody does something illegal with a CAR and people die, the gummint is going to insist on "common-sense car control"? Are they going to limit the number of gallons you can have in your car at any one time?
And why isn't the gummint going ballistic about the more-than-a-gun-murder-a-day in Chicago? I'll ask the obvious question: Does it have anything to do with the skin color of the dead? If not, what?
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-08 16:01||
#16 Sort of reminds me of the "defending your self from a man attacking you with a banana" routine.
If a nutjob wants to murder large numbers of innocents, there is no stopping their perverse creativity.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-02-08 18:39||
#17 NONE, However a lot have been Killed by Bullets.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-08 19:37||
#18 I'm also curious how many infants have been sacrificed in the Democrats religion of Abortion in that time frame? Of course everything is FOR THE CHILDREN cause the Children are the sacrifices that feed their god.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2013-02-08 20:57||